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Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Louisville


Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Louisville

1. Get wild at The Louisville Zoo. Zookeeper talks, animal demonstrations and other educational opportunities abound.

The Louisville Zoo


2. Let your little Einsteins explore at the Kentucky Science Center, now featuring a four-story digital movie theater. There's plenty to do for kids and adults alike.

Kentucky Science Center


3. Watch a live bat-making demonstration and tour the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Kids under 5 get in free. Directions: When you run into the six-story replica of Babe Ruth's bat, you're in the right place.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

4. Enjoy story time (for babies, toddlers and preschoolers) at a branch of the Louisville Public Library. Check the schedule for times and other daily occurring special events for kids. 


Louisville Public Library


5. Appease your sweet tooth at Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville. One of the oldest family-owned candy businesses in America (1891), Schimpff's has live candy-making demonstrations and even a candy museum.

Schimpff's Confectionery


6. Take them out to the ballgame, at Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats (a triple-A team). On Sundays, kids eat free (a hot dog, nachos and small soda) and can also run the bases. 

Louisville Slugger Field


7. Romp around the beautiful grounds of the Louisville Nature Center, with wildflower gardens, hiking trails, picnic tables and an education center.

Louisville Nature Center


8. Marvel at the wonders of the universe at Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium In addition to a wide variety of public shows for audiences of all ages, University of Louisville's planetarium offers week-long space-education camps for kids.

Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium


9. Take a stroll around, an 85-acre green space along the Ohio River downtown. The park hosts lots of special events (concerts, movies and more), and also boasts great playgrounds, an impressive pedestrian/biker bridge, and a Lincoln memorial.

Ohio River Downtown


10. Step back in time at The Frazier History Museum, currently featuring a kid-friendly, hands-on Lewis and Clark exhibit. The Frazier's permanent Toy Soldier Collection (numbering 10,000+) remains a draw as well.

The Frazier History Museum